Simple beauty

This afternoon I was working proofing a page for Wednesday’s paper. I looked to my left and I noticed a beautiful blue prism of light spilling onto the wall next to me. It took me a minute to figure out where it was coming from. The light from another window was reflecting off my cup of water and onto the wall beside me.

Upon further inspection, several subtle colors were spilling onto the wall.

A simple, beautiful moment and a quick break from the afternoon hustle. I was gently reminded that beauty is everywhere on this amazing earth. It’s hidden in a cup of water, enhanced by sunlight. It’s in the laughter of a coworker in the next room.

It’s in the pounding of my dog’s feet as they bound up the stairs in the middle of the night.

I love gentle reminders of beauty such as today. The strip of light didn’t last long — it was gone within five minutes or so as the sun shifted its position in the sky. This is a gentle reminder that sometimes if you aren’t looking around at the right time, you miss out on simple moments.

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